Saturday, October 13, 2012

Roadrunner Quilt Continued

This is how far I got with that bird. Looks exited and ready to go. The squares look messy until they will be connected. That's why I removed the rough edges. Awful! For my new visitors (in case there will be some): The central patch is a lino print, in some cases painted with textile paint, and so are about half of the surrounding fabrics.
 Here, we have two connected tiles, the right upper and lower. That's better. But I'll have to wait until the full number of squares is reached, so I can compose them in a suitable way.
 
Just coming back to the six bird tiles, pretty chaotic, aren't they? I used a number of my lino prints, maybe I should put a few solids between them.
What will it be like to sleep under these restless birds? Will my dreams be even more dynamic and speedy? Thanks, I don't need that.
The sewing is a kind of korak technique, slightly altered. I quilted the tiles by hand which is not part of the tradition, and the larger pieces are "false korak", they are not all doubled up, just the material needed for a seam.
I'm hooked to sewing on the visible side, I find it very difficult to work in a different way although recently I started visiting a class for traditional hand sewn quilts.

This posting is linked to an interesting blog, allowing guest links on Friday. Have a look!



8 comments:

deanna7trees said...

i am just loving your choice of colors, eva, and how this is all coming together so beautifully. i started a korak piece today and just started stitching the pieces down. mine is all using my hand dyed silk pieces so not as colorful as yours but i'm enjoying the process. i'm searching all over for my Korak book but it's nowhere to be found yet.

Nina Marie said...

ohhh I'm so glad you linked up - your work is so beautiful! I'm interested to see where this is going!

Karen S Musgrave said...

Too much fun! Love it!

Marit said...

Joyful! Love the colors! I am eager to see it all together.

Betty Eilat said...

Dear Eva, this is my first visit here (how come??) and I love what you do... If I'm to sleep under your quilt - I would be looking at it all night! You got a wonderful work going on here!!! Love it.

Yael said...

Vibrant! Colorful! Artistic! Eva pure! :-)

Are you curious about me? said...

Such exciting colours.. Love it EVA.

liniecat said...

Great lino design.......the blocks look smashing! and Im a newbie...hiya!